Annie Ellis is a 12-year survivor of recurrent ovarian cancer and 5-year survivor of breast cancer. Annie serves the ovarian cancer community as the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance’s (OCRA) research advocate, on the CDMRP Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Integration Panel, and as a patient advocate on RPCI-UPCI’s Ovarian Cancer SPORE.
Annie has provided the patient perspective on ovarian cancer and clinical trials at various meetings and events, including a Congressional Briefing on Ovarian Cancer by the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), the 2015 Ovarian Cancer Workshop at the FDA, the 2008 Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting as part of SHARE’s Survivor Presentation and OCRF’s 2010 Research Symposium and clinical trials video.
Annie has participated in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Scientist↔Survivor Program (AACR SSP) and the Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference Survivor-Researcher Mentor Program. Annie provides peer support through SHARE’s Ovarian Helpline and Columbia Presbyterian’s Woman to Woman Program.